Textile maker Ramatex Bhd has posted an 89.3 per cent leap in first quarter net profit to MYR17.99 million, up from MYR9.5m in the same period a year earlier.

The Malaysian company also registered a 48.4 per cent jump in revenue to MYR250.6m for the three-month period, up from MYR168.87m in the prior first quarter.

Ramatex attributed the growth to increased overseas demand fuelled by a growing US economy and a stronger euro.